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  • Anton Yelchin, Star Trek actor, dies at 27

    06/19/2016 2:29:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    ew.com ^ | June 19.2016 | Ariana Bacle
    Anton Yelchin died Sunday morning in fatal traffic collision, his representative confirmed to EW. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiners Office told PEOPLE that his body was found pinned between a car and a gate at a home in Studio City, California and that an exact cause of death will not be announced until the autopsy is complete. He was 27.
  • 'Star Trek' Actor Anton Yelchin Killed by Own Car at Age 27

    06/19/2016 12:03:43 PM PDT · by DFG · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06/19/2016 | LINDSEY BAHR AND SANDY COHEN
    Anton Yelchin, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, was killed in a car accident early Sunday, police and his publicist said. Yelchin, 27, was struck by his own car as it rolled backward down his driveway in Studio City, according to Los Angeles police Officer Jenny Hosier. The car pinned Yelchin against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence. He had gotten out of the vehicle momentarily, but police did not say why he was behind it when it started rolling. He was on his way to meet friends for a...
  • Le Wrath di Khan | Robot Chicken | Adult Swim (Star Trek II: the opera)

    06/07/2016 9:50:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 7, 2009 | Adult Swim
    Star Trek II: the opera.
  • Plan to Turn Asteroids Into Spaceships Could Spur Off-Earth Mining

    06/07/2016 6:58:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    space.com ^ | 06/06/2016 | Mike Wall
    The project, known as RAMA (Reconstituting Asteroids into Mechanical Automata), is part of Made In Space's long-term plan to enable space colonization by helping make off-Earth manufacturing efficient and economically viable. "Today, we have the ability to bring resources from Earth," Made In Space co-founder and chief technology officer Jason Dunn told Space.com. "But when we get to a tipping point where we need the resources in space, then the question becomes, 'Where do they come from and how do we get them, and how do we deliver them to the location that we need?' This is a way to...
  • Star Trek actor eviscerated after equating NRA with UCLA shooting

    06/01/2016 8:17:50 PM PDT · by russbart · 76 replies
    The Extract ^ | June 1, 2016
    Shortly after reports of a shooting later identified as a likely murder-suicide resulted in a campus lock down at the University of California at Los Angeles, one actor opted to post a pithy indictment of the National Rifle Association to his Twitter page.
  • Star Trek Beyond | Trailer #2 | Paramount Pictures International

    05/21/2016 10:01:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 20, 2016 | Paramount Pictures International
    To survive, they must go beyond. Watch the new trailer for Star Trek Beyond now!
  • "Star Trek Beyond" - in which 'Enterprise' is destroyed and the crew are captured (again)

    12/15/2015 12:10:45 PM PST · by pabianice · 44 replies
    The trailer looks like a mish-mash of outtakes. Looks like a remake of ST3, with different aliens substituting for Klingons.
  • THE 19 WOMEN KIRK KISSED ON 'STAR TREK'

    04/26/2016 9:25:00 PM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies
    metv.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | METV STAFF
    Lenore, Edith, Marlena and Shahna. Kelinda, Drusilla and Miramanee Oh, the many names in James T. Kirk's little black book or is that captain's log? The Enterprise stud was quite the ladies man on Star Trek, breaking barriers between race and species with his liberal lips. Between 1966 and 1969, Kirk smooched 19 women in 79 episodes. William Shatner smashed faces with gorgeous actresses such as Barbara Bouchet, Marianna Hill, France Nuyen, Sherry Jackson and Nancy Kovack. Tough gig. To celebrate Star Trek's fiftieth anniversary, we assembled a video montage of Kirk's kisses on the show. See if...
  • Remote-Controlled Insects Could Replace Drones

    03/31/2016 6:06:36 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 31 Mar 2016 | Ben Kew
    Cyborg beetles could become an alternative to drones, as scientists have revealed they can remotely control insects with cybernetic implants. Engineers at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore are now testing the use of real insects which they can control remotely. Unlike man-made legged robots for which lots of tiny parts, sensors and actuators are manufactured, assembled and integrated, the insectcomputer hybrid robots directly use living insects as natures ready-made robot platforms, the researchers wrote in the journal Royal Society Inferface. The beetles are fitted with electrodes in specific parts of their legs, optic lobes, and flight muscles which can...
  • Wrath of Khan To Get 4K Release (Star Trek II)

    03/13/2016 2:57:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Star Trek News | TrekNews.net ^ | March 13, 2016 | TrekNews.net Staff
    Nicholas Meyer, who directed one of Star Treks most-popular films The Wrath of Khan, has announced that the film will receive a 4K/Ultra HD release.
  • 'Star Trek: Wrath of Khan' Director Nicholas Meyer Joins New CBS Series as Writer and Producer

    02/27/2016 8:24:33 AM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Variety ^ | February 26, 2016 | Laura Prudom
    Nicholas Meyer, who directed "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country," in addition to writing the screenplays for "Undiscovered Country" and "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home," has joined CBS Television Studios and Bryan Fuller's new "Star Trek" series as a consulting producer and writer, the network announced Friday.
  • New Shape-Shifting Polymer Holds 1,000 Times Its Own Mass - Watch Out Plastic Man!

    02/11/2016 8:22:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Tech Times ^ | February 11, 10:24 PM | James Maynard,
    One challenge facing researchers was learning how to control crystallization of the polymer. As similar shape-shifting materials are stretched or cooled, atomic strands of polymer molecules re-align, driving the object to stay in the "temporary" alignment. This process makes it more and more difficult to bring the object back to its "relaxed," original form. Individual "linkers" were used to connect the molecules, reducing the effects of crystallization in the new polymer. By carefully controlling the placement of the linking chains, researchers were able to precisely direct the turning point of the material. When the new polymer is removed from the...
  • Starship Enterprise will be restored to its 1967 glory: Smithsonian to rebuild 11ft model

    02/01/2016 5:55:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 110 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/01/16 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Starship Enterprise will be restored to its 1967 glory: Smithsonian to rebuild 11ft model used in original Star Trek TV show It has been 50 years since the original model of the Starship Enterprise made its final imaginary voyage. Today, the 11ft-long model lies in pieces at the Smithsonian Museum in Virginia with a damaged secondary hull and nacelles. Trekkies the world over have been urging model makers to save this iconic ship. Now the Smithsonian says it will attempt to do just that, but restoring it to its appearance in 1967, during the filming of the episode 'The Trouble...
  • ‘Star Trek’ Creator Gene Roddenberry’s Lost Data Recovered From 200 Floppy Disks

    01/05/2016 9:31:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    www.thewrap.com ^ | January 4, 2016 @ 1:51 pm | By Joe Otterson
    Recovery comes just as 50th anniversary of “The Original Series” approaches Documents written by “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry have been recovered from 200 floppy disks owned by the late TV writer and producer. DriveSavers and eDiscovery announced Monday that after months of work they were able to pull data from the disks, which Roddenberry used to store information while he was working on “Star Trek.” Mike Cobb, DriveSavers director of engineering, would not reveal what was on the disks, but he did offer some clues. “Lots of documents,” Cobb hinted in a press release. “2016 just happens to be...
  • Cruz raves about Star Wars

    01/01/2016 3:26:58 PM PST · by Isara · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/1/16 | Sarah Westwood
    Sen. Ted Cruz kicked off the new year by gushing about the new Star Wars movie and his favorite super-hero comic books. "Ever since I was a little kid, I would read comic books and grew up on sci-fi," Cruz said an interview set to air Saturday with "Geek Tank Radio," a show broadcast on a local Memphis radio station. The hosts of the show promised not to ask him any questions about politics, pledging instead to stick to "geek topics." "I'm very much an original Star Trek guy rather than a Next Generation guy," Cruz said, later admitting his...
  • George Clayton Johnson, 'Twilight Zone' and 'Star Trek' Writer, Dies at 86 (official, I think)

    12/26/2015 10:32:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 25, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    George Clayton Johnson, the celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer who wrote the first aired episode of Star Trek, seven episodes of The Twilight Zone and the novel on which Logan's Run is based, has died. He was 86.Johnson, who also co-wrote the story that became the 1960 heist movie Ocean's Eleven, died Christmas Day of bladder and prostate cancer at a veteran’s hospital in North Hills, Calif., his son, Paul Johnson, told The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Please make a Muslim hero character, J. J. Abrams. We need it.

    12/24/2015 11:17:11 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/23/15 | Haroon Moghul
    Dear Mr. Abrams, When you were younger, did your elders ask you questions like, "If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would it be?" I have a hunch your answers were a lot like mine: Jean-Luc Picard, or rather Data. Possibly Q. Definitely Princess Leia. Maybe Darth Vader. (On second thought, maybe not Vader. I feel like he’d be distinctly unimpressed with me.) Star Trek gave me hope. Star Wars was my happy place. Which makes you my hero. And a lot of other people's, too. You’ve rebooted both sacred franchises. You not only get paid...
  • George Clayton Johnson has Died

    12/23/2015 7:24:41 AM PST · by Borges · 9 replies
    Salem News ^ | 12/23/2015 | Bonnie King
    The illuminating, exoterical, astronomical George Clayton Johnson has died. The genius science-fiction writer behind so much of what we’ve all watched and enjoyed has passed on to his next adventure. George Clayton Johnson wrote the very first episode of Star Trek, The Man Trap; he wrote eight original Twilight Zone episodes for series creator Rod Serling including "Nothing in the Dark", "Kick the Can", "A Game of Pool", and "A Penny for Your Thoughts". In 1960, while he was one of the proprietors of Cafe Frankenstein (seen as sort of a "den of iniquity" by the uptight) in Laguna Beach,...
  • WATCH: The Ultimate Star Trek Film Tribute

    12/18/2015 12:16:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Star Trek News | TrekNews.net ^ | December 18, 2015 | TrekNews.net Staff
    The Star Trek film franchise, which first took flight with 1979’s The Motion Picture, is something many of us hold near and dear to our hearts. For some of us, these are the DVDs, Blu-Rays and even VHS tapes we reach for when we want to spend time with our old friends -- Kirk, Spock, Scotty, Bones, Sulu, Uhura and Chekov.With the recent release of the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond, I thought it was a good a time as any to revisit some of those classic big screen moments. Nick Bosworth over at JoBlo edited and compiled a...
  • Star Trek Beyond - Trailer (2016) - Paramount Pictures

    12/14/2015 9:33:21 AM PST · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 14, 2015 | Paramount Pictures
    From director Justin Lin comes STAR TREK BEYOND starring Idris Elba, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zach Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban. In theaters July 22nd.
  • That Time Ronald Reagan Visited Star Trek: The Next Generation And Took The Captain's Chair

    12/06/2015 4:59:37 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | December 5, 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    That Time Ronald Reagan Visited Star Trek: The Next Generation And Took The Captain's Chair Ronald Reagan was a fan of Star Trek-and even a critic of it sometimes. In his diary he talks about watching Star Trek III in the White House theater and how he thought it sucked. In his post-presidential years apparently this interest in the franchise continued, and in 1991 he visited the then-highly popular Next Generation Set. The Gipper's attendance at Paramount Studios Stage 8 came as the cast and crew were filming the season four Klingon-centric two-part finale, Redemption. There were Klingons running around...
  • Star Trek New Voyages - 04xV3 - 1701 Pennsylvania Av - Subtitles

    11/27/2015 4:08:03 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 22, 2012 | startreknewvoyages
    Star Trek New Voyages - 04xV3 - 1701 Pennsylvania Av - Subtitles startreknewvoyages
  • A ‘Star Trek’ Dream, Spread From Upstate New York

    11/23/2015 1:25:32 AM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | OCT. 11, 2015 | PAUL POST
    TICONDEROGA, N.Y. — Capt. James T. Kirk writhes in pain, having been tortured at the hands of his Klingon captors, as his shocked and saddened crew members speed away toward unknown parts of the universe, presuming Kirk is dead after his mysterious disappearance. From Our Advertisers The action might have once unfolded at Desilu Studios in Hollywood, where the original “Star Trek” series was filmed, but it happened in a former dollar store on the main street of this upstate town, best known for its 18th century stone fort where a part of the Revolutionary War was contested over 200...
  • New glass almost as tough as steel [Transparent Aluminum!]

    11/04/2015 1:21:58 PM PST · by Red Badger · 103 replies
    phys.org ^ | 11/04/2015 | Staff
    Transmittance spectrum of the 54Al2O3-46Ta2O5 glass in the UV/vis region. The inset picture shows the glass sample used for the transmittance experiment. Credit: (c) 2015 Scientific Reports (2015). DOI: 10.1038/srep15233 $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with The University of Tokyo and Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute has created a type of glass that is stronger than many metals. In their paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers describe how they overcame one of the major hurdles in creating glass imbued with extra amounts of an oxide of aluminum, by using what they call aerodynamic levitation. Glass that does...
  • New 'Star Trek' TV Series a Go at CBS All Access

    11/02/2015 9:48:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 105 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | November 02, 2015 7:30am PT | by Lesley Goldberg
    Just in time for its 50th anniversary, Star Trek is returning to the small screen. Prolific producer Alex Kurtzman is developing a new take on the beloved sci-fi classic for TV, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The new Star Trek has been picked up straight to series at CBS, with the premiere slated for the network in January 2017. Subsequent episodes will air on its digital and VOD platform, CBS All Access. The premiere and all subsequent episodes will then be available in the U.S. on CBS All Access, the network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service....
  • Canadians Pay Nimoy Tribute by Drawing Spock on $5 Bills

    10/18/2015 10:30:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    Twistedsifter ^ | 05/15/2015
    Even before his unfortunate passing last week, Leonard Nimoy has been receiving tributes by Canadian Trekkies in the form of currency doodles. Years ago someone noticed that with a few strokes of the pen, Sir Wilfrid Laurier7th Prime Minister of Canada and face of the $5 billlooked remarkably similar to Spock. Ever since, people have shared images online of $5 bills they have found and received over the years that bear the Spock tribute; and since Nimoys passing, the amount of Spocks in circulation has dramatically increased. Contrary to the United States, it is not illegal to deface or mutilate...
  • Bruce Hyde Dallas native, professor and beloved Star Trek actor has died at 74

    10/17/2015 5:44:29 PM PDT · by DFG · 33 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/17/2015 | Robert Wilonsky
    Bruce Hyde is a footnote in sci-fi pop-culture history, a man who appeared in two of the original Star Trek episodes: The Naked Time, which originally aired on Sept. 29, 1966; and The Conscience of the King, first broadcast on Dec. 8, 1966. As Lt. Kevin Riley, a navigator aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, he was memorable in both The Naked Time, especially, the episode in which he sang Ill Take You Home Again, Kathleen while declaring himself captain and cutting off the engines while under the influence of well, sure, maybe you should just watch the whole thing.
  • Star Trek Beyond Wraps Filming

    10/16/2015 11:10:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    Star Trek News | TrekNews.net ^ | October 16, 2015 | TrekNews.net
    That's a wrap! "Star Trek Beyond" officially completed filming on Thursday in Dubai. Director Justin Lin will now begin a lengthy post-production process for the film, scheduled to hit theaters on July 22, 2016.
  • BA tells Captain Kirk Salmond exactly where he can boldly go

    10/04/2015 9:22:19 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/3/2015 | Glen Owen
    As leader of the SNP, Alex Salmond tried to boldly go where none of his predecessors had gone before and win independence for Scotland. But the former First Minister overreached himself when he booked on to a British Airways flight as Star Treks James T. Kirk, captain of the starship Enterprise. Mr Salmond faced embarrassment when BA flatly refused to let him on the plane at Heathrow because the name on his ticket belonging to the character played by William Shatner in the seminal science-fiction series didnt match that in his passport. Only a series of frantic calls...
  • Communicators Phasers Replicators Cloaking Device Impulse Drive and the Borg

    10/03/2015 5:56:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/15 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Technology also offers the prospect of transforming our societies and cultures in ways we need to examine unless we intend to fly into the future blind In many ways I have always been a dystopian believing that the inevitable rise of a future technology enhanced totalitarian state will regiment and control a society that is as dehumanizing and as unpleasant as possible. I was influenced by early and repeated readings of such works as 1984, The Brave New World, A Clockwork Orange, and the Iron Heel. I was also influenced by the History of the Twentieth Century and the steady...
  • Doctors astonished after ViroCap test detects all viruses lurking in a human body

    10/01/2015 9:26:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    World Tech Today ^ | October 1, 2015 | Dan Taylor
    Researchers have successfully created a new test that could eliminate the need for needles in testing for viruses and dramatically increase the success rate of doctors trying to diagnose an illness. Its called ViroCap, and while the test is not ready for use in patients just yet, it has passed a big clinical trial that is paving the way for its eventual entry into the market, according to a UPI report. ViroCap supposedly can detect any virus known to man and animals and it could help doctors who dont know what theyre looking for spot a virus...
  • 'Star Trek' actress arrested for indecent exposure

    09/16/2015 10:28:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    www.fox32chicago.com ^ | Updated:Sep 16 2015 07:03AM CDT | Staff
    Former Star Trek actress Jennifer Lien has been arrested in Tennessee for indecent exposure. Lien is accused of showing her breasts and buttocks to a group of children. Police say Lien was naked when they showed up at her home to arrest her. Lien, who is originally from Palos Heights, was part of the first three seasons of "Star Trek: Voyager." She was "Kes", the alien who joins the ship, and ends up working with the doctor. She left acting some time ago. This is her second arrest this year in Tennessee. She was charged in April with assault and...
  • Former Star Trek: Voyager actress arrested for indecent exposure

    09/16/2015 5:26:50 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 45 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | Wednesday 16 September 2015 10:13 BST | Laura Proto
    A former Star Trek: Voyager actress has been arrested after allegedly exposing herself to two children. Jennifer Lien, 41, who played Kes in the first three seasons of the spin off show, was arrested at her home in Harriman, Tennessee, on September 3.
  • 'Star Trek: Voyager' actress Jennifer Lien charged with indecent exposure

    09/15/2015 6:55:22 PM PDT · by windcliff · 94 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 9-15-15 | Henry Hanks
    (CNN)An actress best known for "Star Trek: Voyager" was arrested on September 3. Jennifer Lien, who played Kes in the first few seasons of the "Star Trek" spinoff series, has been charged with indecent exposure. According to CNN affiliate WATE, Lien was arrested in her home in Harriman, Tennessee. Neighbor Carey Smith told WATE that Lien came by her home to comment on how Smith's children were being raised and started using vulgar language. "All of a sudden, here come the shirt up," said Smith. "She started flashing and, 'Woo hoo,' and I said, 'And what respect is that for...
  • Kansas State apologizes for phallic marching band formation

    09/08/2015 10:52:05 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 80 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 8, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    MANHATTAN, Kan., - Kansas State University apologized for a marching band routine that some complained looked like male genitalia assaulting the University of Kansas mascot. University officials said the formation during halftime of Saturday's season opener against South Dakota was supposed to depict the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek engaged in battle with the University of Kansas Jayhawk, but some social media users complained the Enterprise shape looked more like a set of male genitals. "We apologize for anyone offended by our halftime performance depicting the starship enterprise and the Jayhawk mascot," a message on the marching band's official Twitter...
  • Star Trek Celebrates 49 Years

    09/08/2015 8:16:13 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 66 replies
    Star Trek News | TrekNews.net ^ | September 8, 2015 | TrekNews.net Staff
    Happy 49th Birthday, Star Trek 49 years ago today, Star Trek premiered on NBC with its first episode The Man Trap at 8:30PM on September 8, 1966. Following two pilot episodes, the series created by Gene Roddenberry would go on to run for three seasons, spur thirteen feature films and change the face of television forever.
  • Opinion: The Day the Future Died: How STAR TREK Ran Out of Gas

    09/07/2015 4:19:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 93 replies
    Valorist ^ | September 5, 2015 | David Reddish
    "To boldly go where no man has gone before..." So the opening narration claims, and since it debuted in 1965 [sic], Star Trek became the epitome of optimistic futurism. What began as a cult show--and a failed one at that--became a cultural touchstone, and quite likely the most influential television show in history, as well as a long running series of films. Even Americans who have never seen an episode or film know of the pensive Mr. Spock, the transporter, the alien Klingons and the famous warp speed. As the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the beloved franchise approaches though, Star...
  • Here's why Netflix should make another Star Trek television series

    09/06/2015 5:55:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    entertainment.ie ^ | September 6, 2015 | Brian Lloyd
    n September of 2016, Star Trek will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its first episode. Launched back in 1966, the series and the property as a whole has since become a cultural institution and five spinoffs, dozens of movies and a successful reboot in 2009. However, since JJ Abrams turned Star Trek around and made into a broader appealing property, fans of the series have felt somewhat neglected. There hasn't been a Star Trek-related TV series since Enterprise - which was cancelled unceremoniously in 2005 after just four seasons. All previous spinoffs hit seven seasons. There's been constant rumblings and...
  • The Politics of Star Trek

    09/02/2015 5:26:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 116 replies
    Claremont.org ^ | 08/25/2015 | Timothy Sandefur
    Leonard Nimoys death in February brought to a close his unusual career continually playing a single role for half a century. Between 1966, when the television show Star Trek premiered, and 2013, when the movie Star Trek Into Darkness hit the screens, Nimoy portrayed the franchises beloved first officer, Mr. Spock, in two TV series and eight films. As he acknowledged, the key to Star Treks longevity and cultural penetration was its seriousness of purpose, originally inspired by creator Gene Roddenberrys science fiction vision. Modeled on Gullivers Travels, the series was meant as an opportunity for social commentary, and it...
  • MITs MultiFab 3D Printer Is One Giant Leap Towards a Real-Life Replicator

    08/22/2015 3:29:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | August 21, 2015 | Andrew Liszewski
    One day 3D printers will be able to churn out working electronics and fully-functional machines, instead of just plastic parts. And that day is now slightly closer with MIT CSAILs MultiFab 3D printer that can use ten different materials to build working devices in a single print run. For 3D printers to fully realize their Star Trek replicator potential they cant just be one part of the manufacturing process, they need to do it all. The holy grail of 3D printing is to one day let anyone recreate any device with a simple button press. We want to be able...
  • Batman Actress Yvonne Craig Passes AwayCancer Claims Original Batgirl As Its Latest Victim

    08/19/2015 2:28:15 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Inquisitir ^ | August 19, 2015
    Yvonne Craig, the actress most well known for bringing to life the role of Batgirl in the 1960s Batman series, has passed away due to complications from cancer. Craig was 78-years-old.
  • E Plebnista. Star Trek Episode 52.5 (1968)

    08/05/2015 6:29:55 PM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 48 replies
    rightwingconservativenews.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | rightwingconservativenews.com
    The deck of the great star ship Enterprise heaved and bucked crazily as it was released from the time storm and dropped out of warp into an alien system. Captain Kirk was hurled from his command chair by the sudden deceleration but managed to catch himself against a bulkhead covered with blinking emergency lights. He sustained a slight cut to the head which was bleeding onto his uniform shoulder. Spock! he called to the Vulcan who was strapped into his science officers seat, where the hell are we? The Vulcan answered calmly. Unknown at this time, Captain. I am attempting...
  • Man uses lonely winters in remote Colorado cabin to convert his home into Star Trek shrine (tr)

    07/23/2015 12:43:47 PM PDT · by dware · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07.23.2015 | Jack Crone
    'Being a fan of Star Trek has given me a life', claims 69-year-old Steve Doman. The devoted trekkie has spent 14 years transforming his remote Colorado cabin into a Star Trek shrine complete with Klingon and Federation-themed rooms. Steve has spent a staggering $30,000 on the renovation project - which started as a winter hobby - and says there is still plenty of work to do.
  • Sulu doubles down: All I meant is that Clarence Thomas is a fake black who abandoned his heritage

    07/03/2015 10:26:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2015 | AllahPundit
    Oh. Well, my mistake then. Yesterday I thought he was saying something racist.What did this guy think his critics were accusing him of, if this is his “clarification”? A few fans have written wondering whether I intended to utter a racist remark by referring to Justice Thomas as a “clown in blackface.”“Blackface” is a lesser known theatrical term for a white actor who blackens his face to play a black buffoon. In traditional theater lingo, and in my view and intent, that is not racist. It is instead part of a racist history in this country.I feel Justice Thomas...
  • Bad news from Mr. Sulu: Clarence Thomas is a clown in blackface

    07/02/2015 4:33:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Free Beacon, I think it was Dan McLaughlin of Red State who tweeted after last week’s SSM decision was released, “Now the contest begins to see who’ll be the angriest winner.” His point was that, for a movement that’s been unstoppable culturally over the past 10 years, there’s a curiously strong impulse towards nastiness in some lefties’ reaction to each new victory. With this remark from George Takei, I think it’s safe to say the contest is now over. Takei’s overreacting to a point Thomas made in response to Kennedy’s idea that state recognition of gay marriage is...
  • George Takei's Racist Rant: Clarence Thomas Is a 'Clown in Black Face'

    07/02/2015 8:49:06 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 102 replies
    George Takei unleashed a racist rant against Clarence Thomas, sneering that the Supreme Court justice is a "clown in blackface." The Star Trek actor on Monday fumed, "[Thomas] is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn't belong there." Talking to a local Fox affiliate in Phoenix, Takei snarled that the second African American on the Supreme Court is unqualified: "This man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America."
  • Nichelle Nichols Suffers Mild Stroke (Star Trek's Lieutenant Uhura)

    06/05/2015 12:58:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Star Trek ^ | June 4, 2015
    Star Trek legend Nichelle Nichols suffered a mild stroke last night at her home in Los Angeles, according to a statement on her official Facebook page. "She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was," the statement read. "Please keep her in your thoughts." Nichols, who is 82 years old, earned her place in both Star Trek and entertainment history with her portrayal of Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series and the six TOS feature films. She's also been a constant, joyous presence at Star Trek and sci-fi conventions all over the world. Additionally, Nichols achieved...
  • Star Trek's Lt Uhura hospitalised in LA after stroke

    06/05/2015 9:05:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    The Register ^ | 6-5-15 | Gavin Clarke
    Star Trek actress and NASA recruitment ambassador Nichelle Nicols is recovering in hospital following a stroke. Nichols best known for playing Lt Nyota Uhura on TV and in the Star Trek film franchise suffered a mild stroke while at her home in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening. Her agent Zach McGinnis informed Nichols followers on her Facebook page of the stroke. In an update, he said Nichols had undergone a CAT scan and MRI, and was awake and eating as of Thursday evening. Nichols has shown minor signs of loss of mobility but otherwise no signs of paralysis....
  • Shatner to Travel Across Nation on Three-Wheeled Motorcycle

    06/01/2015 9:41:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    KRQE ^ | June 1, 2015
    William Shatner will boldly travel across the U.S. on a three-wheeled motorcycle. The Star Trek star announced plans Monday for the cross-country mission to promote his custom trike and raise awareness about the American Legion. I am taking another step into the unknown, the 84-year-old actor said in a statement.
  • Harlan Ellison still angry, still writing at 81

    05/30/2015 10:36:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    The Jewish Advocate ^ | May 22, 2015 | Nat Segaloff
    Harlan Ellison is still an angry young man, except he'll be 81 on May 27. He has used this anger, fueled by childhood anti-Semitism, throughout his extraordinary career as a writer of speculative fiction. This year saw the publication of his 116th and 117th (so far) books: The Top of the Volcano, a collection of his awardwinning short stories, and a graphic novelization of his original script for "The City on the Edge of Forever," widely considered the best Star Trek episode ever written. Although Ellison's hundreds of published stories contain a wealth of Jewish characters, his most complex creation...